Motor Neurone Disease services

Hospice Motor Neurone Disease services

Kate Barber works at St Elizabeth Hospice as the Motor Neurone Disease Coordinator for East Suffolk.

Funded by the CCG, and supported by the MND Association, this posted was established to enable the NICE guidelines for MND patients to be met.

Specifically, Kate's role is to provide information and support for people and their family members and/or carers (as appropriate) throughout the diagnostic process, particularly during periods of diagnostic uncertainty or delay.

When MND is diagnosed, Kate is there to provide people with a single point of contact for the specialist MND multidisciplinary team. We provide information about what to do if there are any concerns between assessments or appointments, during 'out‑of‑hours' or in an emergency, or if there is a problem with equipment.

The role is intended to allow support for patients and families wherever they are located (home, hospital, nursing home).

Need to get in contact?

Contact Kate here:

Call on 07719 918898 (working days Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

Kathryn.barber@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or Kathryn.barber@nhs.net

If you need support out of these days and hours, please use our 24/7 support line OneCall on 0800 56 70 111.

 

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